Originally created in Paradigm’s artist studio for a site-specific installation at the debut of Superfine!’s LA fair, Jasjyot Singh Hans’s Women in Monochrome has come back to Philadelphia. The Baltimore-based Indian artist has created a series of large-scale monochromatic paintings on canvas challenge the normative ideas of female beauty. Jasjyot's women are in complete control over their mind and body and by moving about with confidence, often derobed, they aren’t afraid of the emotional expression of their inherent femininity. Each of his women tell a story, redefining preset ideals of beauty and body image. They are intense, full-bodied, and dark; reflecting both what the artist sees around him and what is inspired by his own dealings with the body. He illustrates what he associates with, not because it is interesting, but because it is him.